Facial bones

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 24 Jun 2021

The facial bones comprise a set of bones that make up the face. Collectively the facial bones are also known as the viscerocranium or splanchnocranium 1,2.

A suture is formed where two or more of the bones (except for the mandible) articulate with each other at a fibrous joint.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: frontal view
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  • Figure 2: lateral view
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  • Figure 3: medial view of the medial nasal cavity skeleton
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  • Figure 4: frontal view of the orbital skeleton
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  • Figure 5: Gray's illustration
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  • Figure 6: Gray's illustration
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